racethewind10 asked: TUMBLR BETTER NOT FUCKING EAT THIS ONE. GIVE ME FIC RECS WM. PLEEEEAASE.
If you’ve started reading any other fic, just stop right now and read The Secret’s in the Telling. Trust me. Just start reading that one right the fuck now. You might start reading it and having opinions about a certain character, but for the love of god keep reading.
For porn, ANYTHING BY ANGSTBOT.
For slowburn fucking adorable then heartbreaking then adorable again perfection with bonus BTVS homage, read Whatever This Is.
You absolutely cannot go wrong with anything by deemn. I kept opening up tabs to link you to and saw how many were by them, so hey, author rec! (Orfeo and Our Bodies… especially)
A Stone Heart Needs No Mourners for a neato framework about their relationship.
I have Four Seasons bookmarked as being really good but it’s a sort of curseless AU and the style isn’t everyone’s cup of tea I know but ugh the ending really stuck with me so I love it.
For absolute cuteness sprung from the fandom’s collective freakout over spoiler pictures of SQ sitting on a seaside bench together, you gotta read Four Benches and a Bed.
For amnesia!fic where Regina forgets most of her time as queen except the first couple years of her marriage to Leopold, A Dark Ocean is a must. (So is p much everything by chilly_flame. Oooo, I just remembered Caesura existed. That’s super good too.)
A Fine Line is a fucking fandom must.
If you’re after hot consent-sexy BDSM, read the Punished series. (Sadly exists nowhere other than tumblr. It’s a series of ongoing one-shots, there’s a continuing storyline, but I wouldn’t quite classify it as a WIP. It’s nebulous.)
For Henry-centric SQ set in the Enchanted Forest after Pan’s curse in 3x11, Beyond the Walls is really good.
Why Can’t Secret Santa Just Be Openly Gay is super cute Christmas fluff. (read everything else writetherest has written. do it. The Worlds You Never See has Regina going through the hat to a universe where she and Emma are married with another kid which is p good) (Moar Christmas fic: The Twelve Days of Christmas)
Satin Town has a really interesting conceit where the curse basically plopped the Enchanted Forest down in Maine, and Emma comes to town.
VAMPIRE AU: Pointed
Angst-adjacent fic where Regina dies but sticks around and only Emma can interact with her: A Thin Veil.
And lord, there are so
so many one-shots in my bookmarks whose notes start out with “the good one where…” but it’d take forever to link them all so I’m not gonna right now and instead give you all these monster fics and really, I have so many more of those bookmarked too that are super good but GOD I HAVE TO GET OFF TUMBLR SOMETIME.
And I hope you don’t mind but I’m gonna publish this so I can tag it so I can reference it for future reccing needs.
Also: here’s a list I made last year. Those recs still stand fo’ sho’.
YOU ARE KIND OF THE BEST PERSON EVER I L U
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Tonight is the last day, I’ll be a 20 something. It is causing me to be a little reflective and morose.
BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2
TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I
CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS
MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE
MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST
BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN